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Thu May 29, 2014

Fuhgeddaboutdit!

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 10:05 am

The Spice Girls are comprised of Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and...? We'll tell you all the members of a certain category, except one. Give us your Brooklyn accent and call us out on the one we forgot.

Heard in Episode 318: O'Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?

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Transcript

OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

Welcome back to ASK ME ANOTHER, NPR and WNYC's hour of trivia, puzzles, and word games. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, please welcome to the stage Diane Felsen (ph) and Deanna Mano (ph).

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Welcome to you both. So this game is called Fuhgeddaboutdit, and it's about things we forgot. Sounds funny but Diane, do you have a time in your life that you forgot something, maybe a little embarrassing?

DIANE FELSEN: Yeah, so I'm a scientist, and so I got to talk at one of my kids schools. So I was doing - the final thing was going to be the volcano where you put the vinegar and the baking soda and so the whole time I was there, I lead up to the fact that we're going have this big reveal at the end. And when I go to do the volcano, I realize that I have, like, one teaspoon of baking soda. And so I put it in and it's like, nothing. So that was really embarrassing, but what was worse was the kids all wrote thank you notes and it was, you know, Dear Mrs. Sogle (ph), it was so nice of you to come and we really felt bad that the volcano didn't work. But it's OK, you can come back.

EISENBERG: Oh, they were sweet. You know what, you taught them disappointment, which is a very important thing to learn early.

(LAUGHTER)

FELSEN: It's like being a scientist and trying to get research grants.

EISENBERG: Right exactly. You're preparing them for the real world. Deanna, do have a story about embarrassingly forgetting something?

DEANNA MANO: Yeah, so, when I was in high school I used to be really into drama. So we had this play, "Crazy For You." The finale was this big dance number and there were supposed to be these showgirls and I was cast as one of these showgirls.

EISENBERG: Nice.

MANO: They rented us these, like, beautiful Vegas showgirl costumes and they somehow forgot that Vegas showgirl costumes are just pastries and a thong.

(LAUGHTER)

MANO: So, we all went out and we bought feather boas to cover up our, you know, bits and pieces with. When I was getting into this finale costume I forgot the boa.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So that just ended up happening?

MANO: That just ended up happening.

EISENBERG: Wow.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Thank you. Those were both amazing. What a fun way to start this game called Fuhgeddaboutdit. This is a game where we name all of the items in a specific category except one. OK. So, it would be like, pasties, feathers, you know like that.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So, we're going to name things in a category except one and you have to ring in and tell me what item we forgot to mention. Puzzle guru, Art Chung, have an example?

ART CHUNG, BYLINE: So if we said the four major professional tennis tournament are Wimbledon, the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and what? You would say the French Open. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

EISENBERG: That's right. Ring in when you know the answer and you have to give us your best Brooklyn accident, just like Art Chung did right then.

CHUNG: Art Chung from Brooklyn New York - fuhgeddaboutdit.

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EISENBERG: And tag it with the word fuhgeddaboutdit.

And the winner of this game will move on to our 'Ask me one more' final round at the end of the show. Alright, here we go. Months with exactly 30 days - September, November, April.

(SOUND BITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Diane.

FELSEN: June. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: There you go.

FELSEN: I'm sorry I forgot about it.

CHUNG: You forgot about it. The four largest US states by land area, Alaska, California, Montana...

(SOUNDBITE OF RING)

CHUNG: Diane.

FELSEN: Texas, fuhgeddaboutdit.

CHUNG: That's right.

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EISENBERG: Standard Starbucks sizes - tall, vente, trente -Deanna.

MANO: Oh, they don't do small.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: No, they don't.

MANO: Tall, Venti, Trenta, and Grande

EISENBERG: Grande yes and?

MANO: Fuhgeddaboutdit.

EISENBERG: There you go.

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EISENBERG: The four most visited U.S. national Parks - Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Deanna.

MANO: Yosemite. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

EISENBERG: Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

CHUNG: Top four U.S. newspapers by average daily circulation - Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times.

(SOUNDBITE OF RING)

CHUNG: Diane.

FELSEN: USA Today. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

CHUNG: You got it.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: All right, this is your last question. The Spice Girls.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Deanna.

MANO: Baby. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

EISENBERG: All right.

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EISENBERG: Baby, forget about it.

CHUNG: Nice work, Deanna. We have a tie. Hands on your buzzers. The male Bradys on "The Brady Bunch" - Mike, Peter, Bobby.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

CHUNG: Diane.

FELSEN: Greg. Fuhgeddaboutdit.

CHUNG: You got it.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: Well done, Diane. We'll see you in an our Ask Me One More final round in just a bit.

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